The Andean swift (Aeronautes andecolus) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. They are native to South America.

Andean swift
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae
Genus: Aeronautes
A. andecolus
Binomial name
Aeronautes andecolus
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Global range     Year-Round Range     Summer Range     Winter Range


They are found in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.[2]


They have a stable population and are classed as of least concern by the IUCN red list. They are found in some conservation areas. The IUCN has not yet found any threat to them.[3]


There are two subspecies. A.a.parvulus and A.a.peruviunus [4]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aeronautes andecolus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
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